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Aarón Sánchez

Award-Winning Chef, TV Personality, Cookbook Author, Philanthropist

Award-winning chef Aarón Sánchez is one of the world’s most admired and distinguished Latin chefs, passionate about preserving his family’s legacy through food and encouraging diversity in the kitchen. Sánchez launched the Aarón Sánchez Scholarship Fund in 2016, which is an initiative empowering aspiring chefs from the Latin community to follow their dreams and attend culinary school.

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In this presentation, Chef Aarón Sánchez addresses entrepreneurship in the restaurant industry, including an assessment of post-pandemic dining. The key takeaways are:

  • Restaurant marketing trends: How to build your brand, stand apart, and become your restaurant’s #1 ambassador
  • New technologies: What are the benefits and disadvantages of new tech like contactless dining? How does this affect the customer experience?
  • Post-Covid, which changes to the restaurant industry are here to stay?

Chef Aarón Sánchez is available to spice up your engagement. His remarks and activities can be tailored to your organization’s desires. Contact us to learn more.

Biography

Aarón Sánchez is an award-winning chef, TV personality, author and philanthropist. He is chef/owner of Johnny Sánchez in New Orleans, and a judge on FOX’s hit culinary competition series MasterChef and MasterChef Junior. He is partner/creative director of Cocina, the first online content platform dedicated to celebrating Latin lifestyle through its vibrant culinary culture. Aarón grew up in the restaurant business and is passionate about preserving his family’s legacy through food and encouraging diversity in the kitchen.

Aarón has starred in multiple Food Network shows, most notably as a judge on Chopped and Chopped Junior. He was the host of Cooking Channel’s Emmy-nominated series, Taco Trip, and has appeared on a numerous other shows including; Iron Chef and Best Thing I Ever Ate. Additionally, Aarón hosted two Spanish-language shows on Fox Life, 3 Minutos con Aarón and MOTOCHEFS.

A third-generation cookbook author, Aarón has written two cookbooks – “La Comida del Barrio” and “Simple Food, Big Flavor”. In Fall 2019 he published a memoir titled “Where I Come From: Life Lessons From a Latino Chef”.

Aarón has won a James Beard Award for Television Studio Program and was recognized by the Hispanic Federation with the Premio Orgullo Award for being a leader in the Hispanic community. In 2016, Aarón founded the Aarón Sánchez Scholarship Fund (ASSF), an initiative empowering aspiring chefs from the Latin community. ASSF provides recipients with full culinary scholarships to schools in New York City and ongoing mentorship.

Aarón’s love for the arts extends beyond the kitchen. He is a partner in world-renowned tattoo shop and museum, Daredevil Tattoo in NYC. An avid music lover, he enjoys cooking to the sounds of Portugal the Man, Shakey Graves, Café Tacvba, Alabama Shakes, Tank and The Bangas, Amos Lee, Lianne La Havas, and Lenny Kravitz. He has a son, Yuma, and lives in New Orleans, LA.

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